Uses for Leftover Wallpaper

August 29, 2017

A small fawn figurine on a textured white piece of wallpaper.It's easy to make and it looks good! Taking photos without a backdrop can look sloppy, and who wants to spend their money on a light box? You can get a wallpaper book at your local paint store. I got mine at our nearest Sherwin Williams for free. The price ranges can range from ten dollars to none! All you need is your wallpaper, some tape, and a lamp or two for proper lighting. The lamp is optional but is recommended.


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August 20, 2012

I had a roll of wallpaper leftover and decided to used it to reline the drawers in kitchen and bathroom. It worked great and saved money.


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August 21, 2007

Use leftover pieces of wallpaper or pages from a wallpaper book to make book covers. Many of these book covers are even tear-resistant.


July 30, 2007

After installing a new wallpaper boarder, I noticed a few flaws on the wall itself. I decided to camouflage the flaws by adding some pretty accents from the remaining wallpaper border.


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August 31, 2010

I have some discontinued wall covering books and I would like to use the book of design pages to decorate bookshelves, etc. The problem is, I don't know how to get the pins or screws that hold all of the sample wall covering designs together. Can anyone suggest what I can do? They are not easy to get off.

Thank you for any help.

By LINDA KADIS from Cleveland, OH


September 3, 20100 found this helpful

I had the same problem but I just worked and worked with the screws/pins. You need a strong hand for one thing but using a screw driver (flat head) and pliers, while prying up with the driver, pull with the pliers, it does take time but it does work!


Let me know if you succeeded.

February 19, 20160 found this helpful

Use the grinding wheel on a small dremel to cut them off.

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November 5, 2017

When you find discounted wallpaper ends, you can use the pieces to line drawers and shelves. This is a page about use wallpaper for shelf and drawer liners.


January 11, 2017

This is a page about using wallpaper for wrapping presents. Wallpaper is sturdy and comes in many colors and motifs, making it a nice alternative to ordinary wrapping paper.


Use leftovers from your last project or remnants found at thrift stores or yard sales.

Rolls of wallpaper.


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August 31, 2010

A friend gave me a couple of wallpaper sample books. I'm trying to get some crafting ideas for using them. Thank you.


May 12, 2009

Here are some uses for partial rolls of wallpaper from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

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